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Grouping your photos for presentation

There’s no point in taking photos if you’re not, in some way, shape or form, going to display them. This might be online, in albums, on your walls, or as a portfolio. But however you […]

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How to create stunning silhouettes

A silhouette is a dark-shaped object within a frame that is produced when you shoot toward the light. Control of the exposure is important if you want to produce a silhouette: you need to take […]

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Have a go at light painting

Photography is all about the light, regardless of whether you are using the light from the sun or strobes to get great shots. There is also another way of lighting your shots creatively though: light […]

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Making the most of minimalist compositions

Some people say that photography is based on the art of subtraction; the careful selection and arrangement of elements in a scene so the viewer can concentrate on the message the photographer wishes to communicate. […]

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What is bokeh?

Bokeh is a Japanese word that refers to the out-of-focus areas of a photograph, and it’s something that can be used in an artistic fashion. Unlike techniques such as lines and patterns, bokeh is produced […]

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To crop or not to crop, that is the question

Some people say that cropping is essential if you want to turn a good photo into a great one, while others insist that if you need to crop an image then you have failed as […]

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Telling stories – the centre of good photos

The classic saying is that ‘a picture tells a thousand words.’ In many cases this statement couldn’t be more true, and you’ll find that the most powerful images often have a story to tell. Once […]

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Turn an ordinary scene into an extraordinary photograph

What does ‘ordinary’ mean to you? It’s the question that can be quite complex, not least because it’s a double-edged sword. ‘Ordinary’ can be a polite way of saying ‘boring. But ordinary doesn’t have to […]

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Toeing the line: from infinity points to leading lines in your photos

While it might feel a bit peculiar or contrived to search for lines to insert into your photographic compositions, they’re an important design element that you shouldn’t overlook or dismiss. Lines have the potential to […]

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